Friday, April 15, 2011


This morning Bun and I schlepped on over to the Berkeley Rep warehouse sale and scored! Big time! I'm not usually a fan of that kind of frenzy but we were there as it opened and managed to drag our happy selves out the door right as it started to get really busy, booty in hand.

Picked up a couple of pairs of shoes and a waistcoat for Chris, two vintage hats for me:

 I see some serious Carmen Miranda fun with this one. And geez, it was only a dollar. (!)
But the best, best, BEST find was this pair of panniers. I even got to meet the costumer who made them and found out that the actress who wore them came through a narrow doorway on stage and let them snap down in a big woosh for a big entrance. Considering that they are 4 feet wide that must have made quite an impression! (And they are really akward to try and photograph by yourself, let me tell you.)
Check out the hardware on these puppies! The frame is aluminum, they don't weigh much at all. 
Oh yes, there will be dresses...
We topped off our triumphant shopping excursion with lunch and gelato, definitely not a bad start to the weekend. I think all Fridays should begin this way. Mondays too.
The Berkeley Rep warehouse sale continues tomorrow. More details here 


Wanna Be Seamstress said...

I am SO jealous of your panniers - those are epic and completely full of win!

Katie said...

Thank you! Now I just have to figure out where to store them--they collapse but are just so wide! Your panniers rock too. :)

Isis said...

Those panniers are awesome! And I love the pink hat.